Monday, September 20, 2010

Glenn Beck Warns First Lady Away From His French Fries...Again

First Lady Michelle Obama's remarks to the National Restaurant Association are apparently still rankling Con commentator Glenn Beck. Speaking to about 5,000 Tea Party supporters at Right Nation 2010 on Saturday in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Beck once again gave the Let's Move! campaign a shout-out, ridiculing Mrs. Obama's efforts to get people to eat healthier snacks like apples or carrots.

"Get away from my French fries, Mrs. Obama," Beck said. "First politician that comes up to me with a carrot stick, I've got a place for it. And it's not in my tummy."

According to Chicago Sun-Times, Beck's comments were part of an effort to get out the Tea Party vote in November, but he said the same thing last week on his eponymous Fox News talk show, during an 18-minute segment devoted to bashing Mrs. Obama's address to America's restaurateurs. Then, Beck warned that the Let's Move! campaign would lead to global mayhem and French fry riots ("Friots"). Failing to comply with Let's Move! initiatives might also lead to taxation and jail time, Beck said. (Above: Beck on stage at the Right Nation convention)

On Saturday, Beck described Tea Party supporters (and those who worry about Mrs. Obama as the Food Police?) as "good, decent, hard-working people who are frightened for their country, frightened for their children."

"The biggest unreported story in the history, possibly, of this nation is who is showing up. It's not racists. It's not people that are just angry," Beck said. "...They are smart people..."

But Beck also chided attendees for being from President Obama's home state.

"Will you do me one favor? Will you all raise your right hand and swear you will stop sending politicians to the rest of us? Please! Until you get it right, stop sending them!" Beck said to laughs and applause, according to NBC Chicago.

"We are 40 days from fundamentally changing America,'' Beck said, as he drew on his trademark chalkboard. "... What the Tea Party movement wants is an end to out-of-control spending, an end to the insanity, an end to the growth in government that is gobbling everything up.''

The rally at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates also drew gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady, his running mate Jason Plummer, former House Republican leader Dick Armey and Rep. Aaron Schock.

Related: On Sept. 15, talk show host Rush Limbaugh told his audience that "in the not too distant future" "White House monitors" would "report" citizens "to Michelle Obama" for their food choices.

*Photo by Scott Stewart/Chicago Sun-Times